Bulk carrier Octbreeze Island vs. product tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri
Bulk carrier Octbreeze Island collided with product tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri at around 1740 LT Dec 13 on 285 kilometer mark, river Parana, off San Pedro, Argentina. Octbreeze Island suffered breach in fuel tanks area with ensuing fuel leak. Both vessels were anchored near the collision site, bulk carrier developed starboard list, details unknown – maybe vessel was ballasted to raise breach above waterline, maybe there is water ingress, see photo below. No reports on Ghetty Bottiglieri damages. Octbreeze Island was sailing down the river, en route to Nueva Palmira, Uruguay. Ghetty Bottiglieri was proceeding up the river to San Lorenzo, Santa Fe.